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Amazon announced that it will begin selling, fulfilling and delivering to customers in Mexico. The launch marks the beginning of partnerships with Mexican businesses of all sizes to list and sell their products on Amazon.com.mx.
Walmart is out to improve the quality of product information available to consumers on the Internet—particularly from social media sources—with a supplier data collection program that will launch later this year.
As more merchants master the art of omnichannel retailing, they benefit from a new phenomenon called 'reverse retailing,' or intentional showrooming. However, this has led to an increase in online security problems.
Although social media has reshaped the retail landscape, social product ratings are "clearly subjective" and online product information is often inaccurate, according to an entry in the WalmartLabs blog, written by Ram Rampalli, global head of content acquisition at Walmart. This is the basis for Walmart creating a new pilot program known as Product Content Collection System (PCCS).
Online grocer Peapod is now offering the delivery of farm-fresh, seasonal product to customers. In partnership with with FarmLogix, Peapod Local Farm Box will deliver produce from local farmers for $34.99 a box.
More than half of online grocery shoppers say they are increasing the amount of grocery shopping they do online. Online shoppers' grocery shopping on the internet increased by 29 percent over the past year, with a total of 19 percent of their weekly grocery shopping done online.
The eyewear company Warby Parker, which launched as an e-commerce site, has opened 12 physical locations in two years and plans to open seven more before 2016. Next up are openings in Kansas City, Missouri; Scottsdale, Arizona; and San Diego.
In the fall of 2014, Christopher & Banks announced the opening of 37 new stores reflecting the women's apparel brand's new strategy: one location, all sizes. CEO and President LuAnn Via talks to FierceRetail about the transformation of Christopher & Banks, the retailer's target audience and the company's future.
Amazon's latest retail quest is the Treasure Truck, a service comparable to a neighborhood ice cream truck. Beginning this weekend in Seattle, Amazon's mobile shopping app will post each day, highlighting what highly desirable product the truck contains that day.